May 152013

When you get in trouble and you don’t know right from wrong
Give a little whistle! Give a little whistle! – Jiminy Cricket


Q.  I am so excited that they posted the dates for Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party 2013. But which day is the best to go?  Our trip is the week of Nov 17 – 24. The party is going to be held on the Sunday that we arrive and also on the Thursday and Friday nights that we are there.  When should we consider going?  (Melanie)

A.  Hi Melanie!

First of all, you are correct!  Disney just released the dates, as well as tickets for both Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party! These are both extremely fun, hard ticket events.

As far as your question, in regards to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, the nights for the event are November 8, 11, 14, 15, 17, 21, 22 and December: 1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17, 19, 20.  So, you must be talking about party nights on either Nov. 17, 21, or 22.

There are a couple of options I would suggest for you and your family.  First, you will be going at a great time, because crowds will be a bit smaller since it is the week before Thanksgiving.  The week after, the parks will certainly pick up.  Personally, I would tend to avoid the Friday night option.  Friday and Saturday party nights are always busier because both locals, as well as nearby states often come down for weekend trips, increasing crowds.

I would strongly suggest either the Sunday option or the Thursday option, as either would be less likely to be as busy.  For your circumstance, I may actually steer more towards the Sunday option.  Why?  Because you are arriving that day, so it would be a great event to take part in to kick off your vacation.

In addition, you would not be burning an extra park ticket. Typically (although things can always change), guests who have party tickets are allowed in the park at 4 pm.  This means that instead of buying an extra day, you can just buy the party tickets.  By going on Sunday, that means that if you wanted to go to the park on Thursday, you won’t be using up a day’s tickets for a partial day either, should you have wanted to visit the parks that day.

Either way, no matter what option, you’ll have a wonderful time.  A couple of tips:  Make sure to dress up!  It really is fun.  Also, bring your own bag for candy!  I love trick or treating!


For more information about the event, please check out the Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party page on TheMouseForLess.

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